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Alfa Laval signs agreement for waste heat recovery units for land-based applications

Sweden-headed Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation, and fluid handling – has signed an agreement with an undisclosed Chinese system builder for the delivery of land-based waste heat recovery units. Alfa Laval has supplied large marine waste heat recovery systems for a long time. This newly developed unit – Alfa Laval Micro – is much smaller in size and specifically targets land-based applications.

Alfa Laval has signed an agreement with a Chinese system builder for the delivery of land-based waste heat recovery units. The newly developed Alfa Laval Micro specifically targets land-based heat recovery applications (image courtesy Alfa Laval).

According to a statement, the frame agreement signals the market’s early acceptance of the new solution. The agreement stretches over two years and comprises the delivery of Alfa Laval Micro units to power plants in Asia.

Once installed, the units will recover waste heat to produce hot water which will be used for generating additional electricity. According to Alfa Laval, the new system can recover enough heat to boost power production by an additional 6-8 percent.

This is an interesting, new application for Alfa Laval where we see great potential. We have worked with solutions for waste heat recovery for decades, and with the new Alfa Laval Micro WHR unit, we complement our offering. This product can recover heat from any source with warm exhaust gases, such as power plants, and convert it into additional electricity. It is beneficial both for our customers’ bottom line and for the environment, said Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of Alfa Laval Energy Division.

The two-year frame agreement has a total value of approximately SEK 60 million (≈EUR 5.68 million), split 50/50 over 2020 and 2021.

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